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Archive for the ‘Festivals in September and October’ Category

Sagra della Castagna (Chestnut festival) – Mercatale which is a town signposted from Cortona. We have not visited this, dates are believed to be second sunday of October

Pecorino fair, Pienza – first Sunday in September, we’ve not visited this yet.

Festa della Zucca – pumpkin festival in Foiano, the world champion pumpkin race was held here in 2009, including members of the Pumpkin Club of Foiano. There is a contest for the biggest pumpkin, which are enormous, and free tastings of pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, and pumpkin fritters.

Giostra del Saraceno, Arezzo – 5th September 2010, similar to the June event but held during the daytime.

Sagra del Uva e Castagna, Pergo (at the foot of Cortona) – we’ve not visited this but it was advertised in 2009 for 20th October.

Cortona Antiquaria – Antique fair in Cortona with exhibitors from all over Italy, 27th August to 11th September.

Sagra del Tordo (festival of the thrush) Montalcino – last weekend in October, archery tournaments, historical processions and local cuisine.

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